Boston: Bulfinch Press, 2000. First edition. Tress, Arthur. Square 8vo., 138 pp., chiefly illustrated with color photographs. Illustrated stiff wrappers. Fine. Housed in a decorative die-cut stiff paper slipcase with original price label affixed which shows minimal wear. "...And so began Fish Tank Sonata. I decided it would be not only the narrative of an angler's journey through space and time but also a partially autobiographical narrative reflecting the process of how I had evolved into the photographer I am. The story would develop the parallel theme of how the snapshooter, like a hunter or fisherman, develops intuition, patience, and a delicate sense of timing in order to catch his elusive quarry on the fly. The sequence of images would detail the acquisition of vision, both through formal study with a master and from direct experience with the world. Each tableau would be a kind of visual parable--an emblematic installment, adding piece by piece to the fisherman's expanding education." (Tress) Tress lives and works in Cambria, California. (Inventory #: 51558)
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